THE FIVE runners representing the Primrose Hospice in Sunday’s London Marathon successfully completed the course and raised almost £10,000 between them, writes Charlotte Mitchell.
Bridget Haw, a PA at Bromsgrove School. finished in 5hrs 14mins with Sara Phillips not far behind in 5hrs, 20mins.
Next was Hayley Young who crossed the line after 5hrs 38mins and sisters Kate Low and Sam Webster completed the 26.2miles together in 6hrs 18mins.
Hayley, who collected £2,219, described the experience as ‘incredible’ and ‘one of the toughest things I’ve done’.
“When I saw the finish line, I felt brilliant,” she said.
“I did memory miles so I could run each mile in memory of somebody’s loved one.”
Hayley herself has received help from the hospice after the passing of her father and sister.
“I left mile 25 and 26 for my dad and sister,” she added.
Bridget ran because of the help the hospice offered to bereaved children.
“They didn’t have anything like that around when my dad died,” she explained.
“I was really excited. It was an amazing experience. The crowds were incredible and my two daughters and good friend were there to support me.”
Sara, from Astwood Bank, said: “Hearing strangers call out your name saying ‘come on, you can do it’ was just amazing.”
The Primrose Hospice charity’s community fund-raiser Anna Wilson said: “Our fantastic five were incredible and we are so proud of them.
“A huge congratulations to them all. They have raised an incredible amount for the charity and we are so grateful to them for this.”
Visit https://primrosehospice.org for more on the hospice.